Main beam on and off

1996 Vauxhall Astra Problem

The Problem

Avatar steven devlin
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when im driving along my main beam keeps coming on and off, can any1 help


Car Vauxhall Astra
Variant 1.6 exp
Model Year 1996

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Solution

Avatar whittingehame
Joined: 9 years ago | Fixes: 11,974 | Profile

Check switch / stalk .

Solution

Avatar crispychop
Joined: 7 years ago | Fixes: 1 | Profile

Hi Steven, This is the first time I have posted on this site. I just had to respond to your post as I also am having the same issue that when I drive my main beam is intermitantly swithing on and off. I have narrowed it down to a fault connected to the wipers, as the fault only presents when I have the wipers on. This is on any setting, though the faster the wipers the more the car does it. I have tested the fault whilst driving in dry conditions, though I must look a bit odd driving with my wipers on, the fault presents itself numerous times. I am in contact with Vauxhall also, to try and fix the fault. They have asked me to keep a diary of sorts to see what triggers the fault, I would suggest the same to you. And if possible see if its your wipers triggering the fault? I am going back to them after Xmas to see if they can fix the fault now I've identified its the wipers triggering the fault. I hope this goes someway to helping you identifying whats causing your issue also. I'll let you know more if I get a definate answer back from Vauxhall, and a solution if Vauxhall tell me what exactly to replace/fix

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